Sunday, May 6, 2012

Please Boycott JC Penney


I just finished looking through the Sunday newspaper. I took a quick look through the JC Penney circular: it featured several pages of mothers and their children modeling the various cloths. Included in the families profiled were a lesbian couple and their children. Why? As I have repeatedly written, there are forces in this world and in our country that are trying to reinvent the meaning of normality; what is acceptable. Please boycott this ridiculous company.

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Fall of the American Left

I had a front-row seat to the fall of the American Left. Back in my teens, one of the reasons I chose to attend UC Berkeley was because of it's politically radical reputation. In high-school, myself and a group of my friends, idolized the culture and music of the 1960s. I continually listened to The Mamas and the Papas, The Beach Boys, and The Doors. When I finally got to Berkeley I was sorely disappointed. Under the Bush administration, the so-called Left rallied heartily against the invasion of Iraq. A few year later, when Clinton mercilessly bombed Serbia: not a peep was heard. I could not tolerate this double-standard. I reminded my “pink” comrades about the heyday of protests back in the 60s during the Vietnam War. Those early days of campus insurrection did not discriminate against one political party or the other; although most placed much of their hope in the young and charismatic John F. Kennedy. Later on in the decade, these rather clean-cut youths, who also took a central role in the civil-rights and free-speech movements, were pushed out by the decadent hippie and free-love cults. For the most part, that is what we are stuck with today. I finally fell out of favor with the lefties, as I could not stand by and accept their moral turpitude and self-centered motivations. The Left no longer touts America or freedom, but the license to hedonism. And the Democratic Party had been more than willing to sell it's soul for their votes. Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie.